"to" should be "into"
to should be into.
I couldn't contain my happiness when I was accepted into law school.
No, nothing is wrong with that sentence. You could change "to" to "at" and it is still right. Don't listen to the guy above me...that is not right.
It looks fine. However, it could also be said without the article "a":
" I couldn't contain my happiness when I was accepted to law school."
The original way implies you were happy to be accepted by any law school.
The second way does not impy that.
While there is nothing too technically "wrong" with this sentence there are ways to make it stronger. As an English teacher myself, my questions would be, do you mean you were no longer able to control yourself? What does contain mean in this sentence? I would therefore recommend trying something like the following:
1. I was overjoyed when I received my acceptance letter to (name of instiitution here) Law School.
2. I was extremely happy to learn that I was accepted into the law school of my choice.
I hope this helps!
Yes! Why would anyone want to be a lawyer?
ignoramus is right. there is nothing wrong with the sentence, except for for leaving the "a" out. the "to" should not be into.
I found it very hard to contain my happines when I was accpeted for law school
There is nothing too wrong in this sentence but it would be more better if you write the sentence something like that:-
"I Couldn't control my happiness when I received the acceptance from a law school."
"I couldn't control my happiness when I was selected in a law school."
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